CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011
WHICH PRESIDENT WAS
The first ancestor of George Washington to settle in Virginia was John—the president’s great grandfather. John Washington left England for America in 1657, after the English Civil War and the 1649 execution of King Charles I.
John was the son of an Oxford-trained Anglican minister.
After John settled in Virginis, the local Indians dubbed him Conotocarious—an action that was neither a polite nor admiring. Apparently John Washington had swindled some of the Indians out of land.
Conotocarious means (more…)